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Hi, I'm Mohammed Dirie (aka "Ali" Dirie) dirie1`

Age: 22

Address: Kingston, Ontario

• I came from Somalia at the age of seven.

• I and Yasim.(Mohamed) were arrested for gun smuggling at the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie, Ont., last Aug. 13. We are incarcerated in separate Kingston prisons. I'm serving a two-year sentenc after earlier pleading guilty to gun offences

• I've had 'employment barriers'. I was featured in the Toronto Sun a couple of years ago. I previously worked as a carpenter but wanted to go to college to become an X-ray technician.

In my Toronto Sun feature mentioned above I was quoted as saying: ..."after a frustrating string of temporary jobs,I was learning carpentry, looking forward to college and taking steps to gain citizenship. Life was very stressful for me. ...I was totally lost," I told The Star. "Now I'm on the right track." Sure am glad I got myself all straightened out.

• I and Fahim (Ahmad) and Yasim (Abdi Mohamed) are also charged with importing a firearm and ammunition for the benefit of a terrorist group and providing weapons to facilitate a terrorist activity.

• Like the rest of the guys, also charged with participating or contributing to a terrorist group as well as charges of importing weapons and ammunition for the purpose of terrorist activity.

• Here's my profile in the Toronto Star




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1. Fahim Ahmad, 21, of Robinstone Drive, Toronto, Ontario 2. Zakaria Amara, 20, of Periwinkle Crescent, Mississauga, Ontario 3. Asad Ansari, 21, of Rosehurst Drive, Mississauga, Ontarioo 4. Sh areef Abdelhaleen, 30, of Lowville Heights, Mississauga, Ontario
5. Qayyum Abdul Jamal, 43, of Montevideo Road, Mississauga, Ontario 6. Mohammed Dirie, 22, Kingston, Ontario 7. Yasim Abdi Mohamed, 24, Kingston, Ontario 8. Jahmaal James, 23, of Trudelle Street, Toronto, Ontario
9. Amin Mohamed Durrani, 19, of Stonehill Court, Toronto, Ontario 10. Steven Vikash Chand alias Abdul Shakur, 25, of Treverton Drive, Toronto, Ontario 11. Ahmad Mustafa Ghany, 21, of Robin Drive, Mississauga, Ontario 12. Saad Khalid, 19, of Eclipse Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario